Fasting month of Ramadan: Longer processing times in the consulates of Islamic states
09/02/2024 10:00

We would like to point out that the fasting month of Ramadan takes place from March 10, 2024 to April 9, 2024. Due to this, longer processing times must be taken into account for applications submitted to the consulates of Islamic states for this period and for the subsequent sugar festival.

China visa regulations
30/01/2024 09:00

According to the latest communication on entry regulations, the 15-day visa waiver does not apply to productive activities in China. Specifically, a visa is still required from the first day of entry if the stay is "for work purposes". In this respect, we recommend applying for a visa - especially for assembly work, for example.

We will of course continue to keep you informed about current developments.

If you have any questions, the DVKG consular advisors will be happy to help you at any time.

Your DVKG

Chinese New Years Festival
26/01/2024 10:00

When applying for your visa, please note that the PRC Visa Application Service Centers in Germany will be closed from February 12th to 14th, 2024 due to the Chinese New Year.

Please take this into account when applying for a visa and planning your trip.

We recommend applying for your visa early.

If you have any questions, the DVKG consular advisors will be happy to help you.

Your DVKG team

Kenya: eTA replaces visa
03/01/2024 15:00

Kenya has abolished the visa requirement. Instead, travelers must apply for an electronic travel authorization (eTA) before traveling from 05.01.2024.

Kenyan citizens and nationals of EAC partner countries are exempt from the eTA.

All other visitors, including infants and children, who wish to travel to the Republic of Kenya must present an approved electronic travel authorization (eTA) prior to travel.

The processing time depends on the type of eTA and the nationality of the travelers. The standard processing time is three working days; there is also the option of using an express premium service.

Different documents are required depending on the purpose of travel.

The eTA application will be made available shortly in the DVKG portal.

The DVKG consular advisors will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Your DVKG Team

China - Exemption from fingerprinting
18/12/2023 10:00

The regulation on the exemption from fingerprinting for single and double entry visas for the following categories has been extended until 31.12.2024:

 

Category M (business and assembly visas)

Category Q2 (family visit)

Category L (tourist visas)

Category G (transit visas)

Category C (crew visas)

 

The DVKG consular advisors will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

Your DVKG Team